really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,027 miles

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2010 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 232010


  • 54 miles


Car: Toyota Corolla base 5 speed manual transmission 2010 I purchased the car new from a Toyota dealership and it immediately had problems with shifting into reverse. From the 2nd day that I had the car, with 54 miles on the odometer, the whole car would shake and shudder as I put the gear into reverse. The gear would clunk into reverse, causing the transmission to shake and shudder and it is sometimes difficult to even get it to engage. The car was brought back to the dealership 3 times for the same reason with no improvement. A case was opened with a field branch and closed with the conclusion that the car was operating under normal conditions. The problem was reproducible by myself in front of the manager, the service writer and the technicians at the dealership all drove it and were able to reproduce the same issue. They say that all the Corolla cars do that and that it is normal. The problem has progressed to the gear grinding when trying to engage now. The clutch is completely pressed down and the gear is moved into reverse and it grinds twice before finally engaging. No parts were replaced, no work was done to correct the problem. It is difficult to put the car into reverse which causes problems with everyday driving and makes it dangerous to not be able to reverse at a moment's notice if necessary.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 032010


  • 2,000 miles
I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla that is part of the accelerator pedal reinforcement bar recall/installation. I have noticed another problem that appears to also involve the accelerator. This vehicle has a 5 speed manual transmission. The problem occurs in both 3rd and 4th gear. This problem is not consistent meaning it is not always noticed every time I drive, I would maintain that it occurs at least 50% of the time however. Problem: I attempt to maintain a constant speed for instance in 3rd gear at 30 mph, the vehicle feels as if it wants to speed up, I then remove some pressure from the accelerator, the vehicle then slow by jerking, I then attempt to accelerate and the vehicle jerks again, bottom line is I can not maintain a constant speed. The road conditions do not matter, flat, hill, bumpy, smooth, wet dry, 30 mph, 31 mph, 32, mph etc. I cannot maintain a constant speed in 3rd and 4th gear. I am not sure of an approximate date, it has happened numerous times since I purchased the vehicle in August of 2009. I will just enter a random date below.

- Walla Walla , WA, USA

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